• Brass Bohemia Festival

    Prague, Czech Republic

Brass Bohemia Festival

Included in your festival packages
  • 3-nights in a 3* or 4* hotel with buffet breakfast
  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Participation fee in Brass Bohemia Folklore Festival
  • Lunch in Nymburk after the parade
  • Gala-dinner with music and dancing
  • Guided city tour of Prague
  • River cruise with a welcome drink
  • Services of local guide for all programme activities

One free place for every 20 paying participants

Accommodation is based on three-sharing in triple rooms in 3* and 4*hotels. Please note that note all triple rooms have three single beds.

Hotel Category

Price per person

in triple room

Twin/Single Supplement

for 3 nights
2* €168 €30
3* €209 €60
4* €223 €70

The price does not include flights or transportation while in Prague but we would be happy to offer you best fare at the time of booking. We can also coach transportation to/from festival functions as per your requirements.

Testimonials from choirs who attended the festival

We both musicians and managing board of Bundesbahnmusik Linz would like to tell you that our trip to Prag 2006 was a complete success. In the run-up of the organisation of our trip together with your agency everything was running smoothly. All the materials and information you sent us answered all our questions immediately and were to our fullest satisfaction. Our delegation, who visited Prag prior to our trip, was received nicely by the representatives of your agency. Your representatives gave us great support in clarifying all administrative questions with e.g. the hotels. During our 4-day stay in Prag our brass band was looked after by a nice and prudent guide. She even showed us sights which you normally do not see as a tourist. The visiting programme was very comprehensive and its timing was perfect. Hence, we could learn a lot about the Golden city of Prag. Also the two locations for our concerts as well as the hall for our gala dinner were extremely beautiful and we have wonderful memories of them. In conclusion, we would like to thank you once again for your great organisation and can only recommend the event BrassBohemia.

Our best wishes

Ing. Stephan Burger, Bundesbahnmusik, Linz, Austria

I wish to thank you so much for everything! We spent a beautiful time in Prague!!!

Daniele Rossi, Banda Musicale di Roccamalatina, Guglia, Italy

I would like to thank you and the organisation team for a well organised festival. We had a great time, even if the weather was not the best, and every time we played the sun was shining! We also liked the tour to Nymburk. It's a good idea to have performances in two different type of cities. Kind regards from Helsinki.

Ville Fogelberg, Lappböle Hornkapell, Finland

I'm writing to thank you and your team for a great weekend in Prague. The festival was excellently organised and we were delighted with all of the arrangements. The gala dinner on Saturday night was definitely a highlight of the weekend for our group and you even arranged perfect weather for us!

Mr Mark Henderson, Stedfast Band, Ireland

I wish to express my full satisfaction with the festival Brass2005Bohemia. We were pleasantly suprised with the excellent organization and friendly treatment. We wish to extend our personal invitation to organizers to visit our beatiful town. Once again our sincere thanks, we look forward to our future co-operation and send our warmest greetings.

Mr. Pio Antonio Francesco Santella, Association A. De Bartolo Corigliano Calabro CS, Italy

Competition Information & Rules

Brass Bohemia is open to amateur brass bands and wind music orchestras of all levels with no size or age limit.

The Public concerts

Band/orchestra should prepare a concert programme according to their selection for a duration of 40 minutes, including getting on and off the stage. There will be two presentations for each participating ensemble. One which will take place on a platform on a centrally located Prague square and the second one which will take place in a regional town in central Bohemia. Chairs, power supply and basic sound equipment will be available. Band/orchestral shows would be welcome.

The Parade in the Town Centre

The duration of the parade is approximately 40 minutes. Bands/orchestras should prepare about 3 music pieces of a marching character.

The Common composition: Jaromir Vejvoda: Roll out the barrels (Skoda lasky)

The common voluntary composition will be performed on the square in Prague after the parade. Having received the completed preliminary booking form, the organiser will send by post a score of this composition which should be prepared by bands/orchestras for the joint performance. Prior to the joint performance one common rehearsal will take place under the baton of a Czech professional conductor.

Band/orchestra structure

Participants are required to advise which musical instruments and numbers the band/orchestra has and also requirements for sound equipment.

The Gala evening

The music and dance gala event will take place in a prestigious venue. During the gala evening all participating bands/orchestras will receive a festival diploma.

Sample Itinerary

Below is sample itinerary for those attending the Brass Bohemia Folklore Festival.

DAY 1

  • Bands arrive in Prague.
  • Those arriving by plane are met by their local assistant who will assist with transfer to your hotel in Prague. Your local assistant will accompany your group to all events throughout the festival.
  • Groups a welcome drink in the evening while conductors and group leaders attend a reception in the Old Town Hall.
  • After the reception, groups enjoy an evening guided walk through the city centre of Prague.

DAY 2

  • Enjoy breakfast in your hotel before the morning parade of bands through the city centre.
  • In the afternoon, bands perform a concert in Prague city centre.
  • In the evening, take a Vltava river cruise with live music.

DAY 3

  • Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, before departing for Nymburk where bands participate in the morning band parade. This is followed by lunch in a local restaurant.
  • In the afternoon, bands perform a public concert in Nymburk city centre
  • In the evening, all bands join together for a gala-dinner with music and dancing. This event is held in Prague city centre.

DAY 4

  • Transfer to Prague Airport

This sample itinerary is for information purposes only. All final itineraries are tailored to individual groups requirements.

Flights and transfers

Flights

Choir Contact International experienced travel consultants are able to advise you on the most appropriate flight options and will advise best fares at time of booking.

Once you enquiry with CCI you will be given your own dedicated festival planner, and this planner will also assist you with the booking of flights for your group.

We use the most up-to-date modern technology for searching best fares including low cost carriers, allowing us to book you the best flights at the best fares for a fully co-ordinated service. We use both low-cost internet fares and our long-standing relationships with other carries to ensure that we can secure the best travel option for your choir.

We will advise you on luggage allowance and all details relating to your flight booking.

Airport transfers

CCI are happy to arrange airport-hotel-airport transfers for all choirs who have booked flights with us. Unfortunately, we are unable to arrange airport transfers where flights are not booked as part of the festival package.